Ocean Network Express has finally put pen to paper on an order for a dozen methanol dual-fuel 13,000-teu container ship newbuildings in China.

It said the order represents its inaugural fleet of methanol-fuelled vessels and plays a key role in reaching its sustainability goals.

The Singapore-based liner company revealed that state-owned Jiangnan Shipyard and Singapore-listed Yangzijiang Shipbuilding will build six vessels each.